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U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and Trump�s 'public charge' rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - NC: Energy Policy

PHOTO: The future of wind energy in North Carolina and beyond is in the hands of Congress.

WILMINGTON, N. C. – The future of wind energy in North Carolina and beyond is in the hands of Congress, as lawmakers decide whether to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy, set to expire at the end of this year. It's estimated as many as 1,000 jobs could be lost in the state,

GRAPHIC: As the dust settles around the merger of Duke and Progress Energy, questions remain about the real impact the merger will have on consumers.

RALEIGH, N.C. - As the dust settles around the merger of Duke and Progress Energy, questions remain about the real impact the merger will have on consumers. The merger makes Duke the second-largest electric utility in the world. Duke Energy and the state reached a settlement days ago, but John Run

Photo: Aerial view of Progress Energy's coal fired power plant in Asheville. Courtesy: Kelly Martin

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Duke Energy and Progress Energy are being asked by a group of environmental organizations to clean up coal ash contamination found at 14 coal-fired power plants around the state. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed a complaint Wednesday on behalf of the group, asking the N

RALEIGH, N.C. - What are the costs of fracking? A new report out today on the controversial natural gas drilling process puts the estimate at millions of dollars. Elizabeth Ouzts, state director of Environment North Carolina, says the organization's report details a wide variety of fracking costs,

RALEIGH, N.C. - The wind that blows across North Carolina supports 3,000 jobs in the state, according to the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition. The organization says those jobs could be in jeopardy if Congress does not extend the wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), set to expire at the end of this y

PHOTO: Instead of relying on technology of the past, we should be instead moving boldly toward a clean, homegrown energy future.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - With the merger of Duke and Progress Energy, much of North Carolina now is being served by the nation's largest utility. The new Duke Energy reportedly has a number of wind- and solar-energy projects in the United States, and environmental advocates are pushing the energy provider

PHOTO: As they work to keep their congregations closer to a higher power, more and more North Carolina places of worship are turning to solar power to save money on electricity bills.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The record-breaking heat experienced around North Carolina in recent days actually has a silver lining for some of the state's places of worship. A handful are now using solar panels to sell back energy to the electric grid, and many others are considering such a move. The First

RALEIGH, N.C. - Fracking is on the fast track in North Carolina. A state Senate bill already has passed, and now the House, after making some changes of its own in the legislation, is expected to vote on its version of the plan on Thursday. Fracking - hydraulic fracturing - involves drilling and i

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